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03 Present Subjunctive – E in WEIRDOS

As we continue talking about the present subjunctive, we find that there is a useful acronym: WEIRDOS, which can helps us remember many of the instances where we will need the present subjunctive.

In this lesson, we’re going to go over the E in WEIRDOS, which stands for Emotions & Feelings. So check out the video and practice afterwards to check your understanding!

Leave any questions or comments below!

Explanation video:

Practice 1: (in context)

Miguel is trying his hand at online dating. See if you can figure out what makes him happy, what he likes and what worries him about his potential date! (Follow Miguel in the rest of the series!)

Practice 2:

Translate the sentences into Spanish.


verbos (verbs):
alegrar – to make happy
   les alegra – it makes them happy
   nos alegra – it makes us happy
bailar – to dance
bañarse – to take a bath
comer – to eat
conocer – to know (person/place)
dar – to give
decir – to say, tell
enojar – to make mad
   le enoja – it makes him/her mad
   me enoja – it makes me mad
fascinar – to fascinate
   le fascina – it fascinates him/her
frustrar – to frustrate
   nos frustra – it frustrates us
gustar – to be pleasing to
   me gusta – it pleases me
   les gusta – it pleases them
   te gusta – it pleases you
hablar – to talk, to speak
hacer – to do, to make
   hacer ejercicio – to do exercise
ir – to go
jugar – to play
preocupar – to worry
   le preocupa – it worries him/her
   les preocupa – it worries them
   nos preocupa – it worries us
querer – to want
saber – to know
salir de – to leave, to go out of
sentir que – to feel sorry that
   (yo) siento que – I feel sorry that
   (ellos) sienten que – they feel sorry that
ser – to be
   (ellas) son – they [females] are
temer – to fear
   (yo) temo – I fear
tener – to have
   (ustedes) tienen miedo – you all are afraid
   tiene miedo – s/he is afraid
tomar – to take

sustantivos (nouns):
el amigo – the friend
el autobús – the bus
el baño – the bathroom
el dinero – the money
ellos – they, them
el nombre – the name
la cama – the bed
la cara – the face
la casa – the house
la fruta – the fruit
la tecnologí­a – the technology
las manzanas – the apples
los niños – the children, the kids
las novias – the girlfriends
los novios – the boyfriends
los padres – the parents
los plátanos – the bananas
los videojuegos – the videogames
todos – everyone
un problema – a problem
usted – you [formal]
ustedes – you all

otro (other):
a – to
ahora mismo – right now
aquí­ – here
así – that way, like that
bien – well
bueno(s) / buena(s) – good
con – with
debajo de – under
grande – big
más – more
mi(s) – my
muy – very
nuestro – our
su(s) – his/her/their
tan – so
tanto – so much

Related videos:

  1. Introduction to the Present Subjunctive
  2. Present Subjunctive: WEIRDOS summary
  3. Forming the Present Subjunctive
  4. W for Wishes, Desires & Imperatives
  5. I for Impersonal Observations
  6. R for Recommendations & Requests
  7. D for Doubt, Denial & Disbelief

2 Responses

  1. Hola. Soy maestra de High School.
    Necesito videos que me ayuden a explicar el Subjuntivo en el imperfecto,pretérito y otros tiempos.
    Cómo puede ayudarme.
    Muchas gracias
    Yasmin Ortiz

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